Physical Therapy Regimen Potentially Beneficial Among Individuals with Hip Osteoarthritis


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/12/2015 -- Pain and difficulty in making movements are among the most common symptoms suffered by individuals with hip osteoarthritis. Many sufferers take advantage of pain relief medications to achieve significant improvements in their condition. There are also others who resort to a PT regimen, which has been gaining the interest of researchers who are looking for a hip osteoarthritis remedy.

A physical therapy regimen is potentially beneficial among individuals with hip osteoarthritis. Sufferers who resort to this conservative therapy often engage in a combination of manual therapy, massage, therapeutic exercises, and education with the supervision of a trained physical therapist.

One of the most interesting benefits of the pain management option is that it offers minimal risk. What is even more advantageous is that it is usually covered by insurance plans. It has not been known whether manual therapy and exercise work individually for arthritis, but when combined, they are believed to be an effective remedy for hip osteoarthritis.

A team of researchers and Kim L. Bennell, PhD, director of the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine from the University of Melbourne conducted a study that aimed at determining whether physical therapy works for the condition. It was found that the subjects who were under the physical therapy program achieved pain reduction and improvement in their ability to function.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states there are about 2.5 percent of Americans who are more likely to suffer from hip arthritis. The best therapy to reverse cartilage wear and tear has not been established yet. Today, medications and treatments are simply formulated or designed to improve pain and reduce a sufferer's risk of needing a joint replacement.

"There are also natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements that are believed to be helpful for individuals suffering from osteoarthritis," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

The American College of Rheumatology or ACR, Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) and healthcare providers suggests that sufferers should engage in physical activities regularly such as walking and swimming to increase their mobility and reduce pain.

One of the most interesting pain management options nowadays are curcumin supplements. Curcumin is a phytochemical found in the ancient, medicinal spice called turmeric. It has many healing substances that include antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Due to the increasing number of people who are experiencing some positive improvements in using curcumin for osteoarthritis, experts recommend that consumers should choose the right product. They recommend curcumin supplements with a bioavailability enhancing ingredient such as BioPerine, which is a black pepper extract (

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